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'Murderville' Star Will Arnett Is a Proud Father of 3 — His Ex Amy Poehler Keeps Their 2 Sons Out of the Spotlight

Esther NJeri
Feb 03, 2022
11:10 A.M.
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Will Arnett is known for playing the Senior Detective Terry Seattle in the murder-mystery series "Murderville." But when he's not investigating law-breakers, he is a doting father of three. 


Will Arnett married Amy Poehler in August 2003. Besides working towards a successful marriage, the couple also featured on several onscreen projects.

They appeared on "Monsters vs. Aliens," "Spring Breakdown," "On Broadway," "Horton Hears a Who!" and "Blades of Glory." They have also worked together on an episode of "Parks and Recreation" and four of "Arrested Development."

Will Arnett attends the 2016 New York Women In Film & Television's Designing Women Galaat CUNY Graduate Center on June 13, 2016 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Unfortunately, in 2012, the couple reached the end of their ropes and decided to call off their 9-year-long marriage. They, however, did not finalize their divorce until 2016. 

The court documents did not award any spousal support, and they both got custody of their sons. However, despite the split being amicable, the divorce was not any less ugly, as Poehler would later admit in her memoir "Yes Please."



Even though Arnett and Poehler's lives have always revolved around big silver screens and busty movie scenes, they have managed to keep their children, sons Archie and Abel, away from the spotlight. Here are some more details on them.

Archie is the first of the movie stars' children. He was born in October 2008, with the actress' rep sharing that the couple was beside themselves after welcoming their bundle of joy. 

Actress Amy Poehler attends the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. |Photo: Getty Images


The little boy weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. While Poehler is not big on sharing her son's photos, given that she does not have social media, fans still get a glance at the now 13-year-old and his little brother.

In 2019, photos showed Archie with his mother and brother at the LAX International Airport. There are also photos of the actress with her sons in tow, taken in 2015.


The "Wine Country" actress welcomed her second son Abel in August 2010. Abel was born healthy and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Despite trying to keep her sons' lives hidden from the public, the mother of two does not shy away from expressing her love for her boys. 

She shares that motherhood has been enjoyable and jokes that she will use her son's embarrassing photos for blackmail once they hit their teenage years. Closer Weekly says the actress wrote on The Globe and Mail: 

"I love my boys so much I fear my heart will explode. I wonder if this love will crack open my chest and split me in half. It is scary, this love." 


Will Arnett attends the 2019 Canada's Walk Of Fame on November 23, 2019 in Toronto, Canada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 23, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


Following his divorce from his wife of nine years, "The Nut Job" actor started dating Alessandra Brawn, the former CEO of Chapel. In 2020 February, they broke the news that Brawn was pregnant.


The announcement came only months after the couple made their red carpet debut at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in September. They welcomed their son Alexander Denison Arnett on May 27, 2020. 

In photos that surfaced in December 2021, the couple appeared to enjoy taking a stroll in New York City with their son. Denison is Arnett's third son. Brawn also has a son from her previous marriage to Jon Neidich.